After the massive success of the online digital series, Mortal Kombat: Legacy
, Kevin Tancharoen
has been given the green light by Warner Bros.
to fully develop a return of Mortal Kombat
to the big screen. According to the Hollywood Reporter
himself, New Line
has tapped Tancharoen
and original Rebirth
writer Oren Uziel
to bring back the Mortal Kombat
series to the big screen.
The short was viewed more than 10 million times on YouTube, and although no movie deal materialized, he was asked to direct the 10-episode web series, which debuted in April, attracting more than 15 million unique visitors.
Off that success, Warners and New Line execs thought it was time to try to revisit a big-screen effort. (New Line made a Mortal Kombat movie in 1995, which grossed more than $70 million domestically and helped launch a directing career for Paul W. S. Anderson. A follow-up movie in 1997, however, fizzled.)
We wish all the best to Tancharoen and Uziel and can't wait for the final product on the silver screen!